A Manual of Etherization.

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Creator

Charles Jackson

Title

A Manual of Etherization.

Publisher

J. B. Mansfield

Date

1861

Coverage

Boston

Description

Charles Jackson was not only a noted physician but an active geologist and chemist. He had first used sulfuric ether on himself following an accidental inhalation of chlorine gas. He realized that insensibility could be achieved and be useful for anesthesia. Unfortunately, William T. G. Morton also laid claim to its discovery, and Jackson spent most of the remainder of his life attempting to earn that credit. In this manual, Jackson writes with a view to both the surgeon and the soldier about the effects of anesthetic agents.